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StartUp Documentary and Comedy Double Feature
January 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| FREE
It’s movie night again! First we’ll watch The Naked Brand — a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It’s an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet. Will follow with a discussion about how brands affect our perceptions of business and what we can learn from the big players.
For those who are interested, we’ll follow the first film and discussion with a screening of the second episode of Betas.Popcorn and beverages provided by Kleverdog.
The Naked Brand - 57min
Corporations have incredible influence on the world we live in and that’s given them free reign to pollute, collude and mislead us, but advances in technology are rapidly making them accountable not just to shareholders, but to everyone. Now that we have constant access to the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them, big brands are realizing that looking great isn’t enough.
Betas – Episode 2 - 27min
Betas is Amazon Studios’ second original series, which launched Nov. 22. The half-hour comedy follows a group of four Silicon Valley dudes working on a startup social networking app tailored toward “dating.” Joe Dinicol is twenty-something CEO Trey, the ideas man who persuaded his nerdy hacker engineer BFF Nash (Karan Soni) to drop out of Stanford and start their hookup app. Charlie Saxton is programmer Mitchell, and Jon Daly is odd-man-out 35-year-old slacker security chief Hobbes. The show is partially shot in a coworking space in San Francisco!